Maison L

christian pottgiesser architecturespossibles, Near Paris, 2011

 

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Extension to a private 18th-century residence that consists of a plinth punctuated by five bedroom towers

The house is situated less than half an hour's drive west from Paris city center in a 5,000m2 plot of old trees that the extension had to leave predominantly untouched.

The general living areas are contained within an amorphous single storey building with curved stone walls heaped up with earth and topped with an accessible planted roof. Five tower-like volumes that project through this plinth provide each family member with a private realm.

Positioned to frame a specific perspective of the site, each tower houses a dressing room and storage space on the ground floor, a bathroom on the first floor and a bedroom on the second floor.

House and landscape are interwoven with boundaries between indoors and outdoors blurred and the south-eastern facade emerging out of a complex topography between the house and its landscape.

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  • Begun: 2007
  • Completed: 2011
  • Floor area: 926m2
  • Sector: House
  • Address: Near Paris, France

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